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    Scope Case No. 8 Mk 2

    Greetings All

    I cannot remember if this has been covered in the past, but I am just trying to complete my records.

    From what I have observed there were three Britishicon and one Canadianicon manufacturer of the Mk 2 scope case.

    F Ltd
    L & JW Ltd
    O.W & Co. Ltd
    REL

    Besides REL, has anyone figured out who the other manufacturers are? Peter also mentions that there were other manufacturers of the Mk 2 in his Armour's Perspective but I have never even seen any besides the ones above. Does anyone have knowledge on other makers?



    Finally (since I have nothing better to do), I went through my records I have data on 87 Mk 2 British cases in private hands. For those who are interested, production/rareness from my data pool.
    F Ltd = 64.4%
    L & JW Ltd = 25.3%
    O. W & Co. Ltd = 10.3%
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    By the end of the war REL had over 7000 employees and produced everything from Admiralty Fire Control Predictors to radios to No.42 scopes, but I doubt they had a webbing department, though it is possible.

    I see they added a rubber "bumper" around the bottom of the case, not a bad idea.
    "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." W.L.S.C..

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    And the rubber bumper is still pretty good in mine, even after all these years....!

    Thanks Lance, useful post.

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    DS Solutions has a reproduction case


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    Hmmm Iím sort of a scope cast, where did you get this repro from?

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    left click the above link it will take you to their website

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    Was delivered today

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    Would any one have an first hand source on how they actually used these, a scope rattling about in tin can doesnít seem ideal.. Iím assuming one would wrap it in something lake your face vail / scrim net but I was wondering if there was any official recommendation or standard expedient?

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    Not the brightest design was it? The rattling about probably wouldn't do the adjustment drums/knobs much good either.
    And the fabric no doubt got wet and stayed that way for too long. They didn't last long on issue did they?
    Most serious snipers seem to have preferred to leave the scope on the rifle once zeroed, so the case was no doubt left behind the lines anyway.
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